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Center to Present Program on Thomas Jefferson Jan. 29

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Posted: Thursday Jan 9, 2014

Jan. 9, 2014

Saint Vincent College and its Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government’sCenter for Political and Economic Thought will present a lecture by Dr. Michael Schwarz of Ashland University, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is titled, “Thomas Jefferson and the Republican Legacy.” Admission is free and open to the public.

Schwarz is assistant professor of history at Ashland University where he serves as a member of the graduate faculty in the master of arts program in American History and Government program, as a fellow of the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs and as associate director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program.

He has published on founding-era politics and diplomacy including essays on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the Journal of the Early Republic, the Journal of Southern History and the Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Madison and Monroe.

A chapter on Thomas Jefferson and education recently appeared in Timothy L. Simpson, ed. The Relevance of Higher Education (Lexington Books, 2013).

In 2012, Schwarz was named Ashland University’s outstanding male faculty member of the year.

He has a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Vincent College, a master of arts degree from Ohio University and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kentucky.

Those who would like to receive communications from the Center for Political and Economic Thought may like the center on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @McKennaCPET.

The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.

The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff, and it produces numerous publications.

For more information, contact the Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College by writing to marybeth.mcconahey@email.stvincent.edu.

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Photo: Dr. Michael Schwarz 

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